If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see that I’ve been doing re-edits of photos and showing off old pictures that I’ve never shown publicly before, to give them a more updated look to match the style of editing I do now. It’s more practice than anything to get me ready for the upcoming wedding season.
To continue this series, I looked back at one of the first weddings I ever shot. My editing style hasn’t changed drastically but a few minor tweaks go a long way. Check out these pictures from Marla and Eugene’s wedding.
This is the beautiful Marla straight out of camera. Looking at the picture nothing needed to be done. I would have been happy giving it to them as is. But, I thought this picture of her warranted a classic look in black and white. Since I wanted it in black and white the below is the first time anyone has seen it in color. Like I said, I thing it’s great as is.
Below is the Black and White conversion I gave to Marla and Eugene. I think it gives the classic look I was going for but it’s not how I would edit it today. While I think it’s classic, it’s not as dramatic as I would like.
I wanted to see what it would look like in color since I’ve evolved my editing style. Below is the new edit in color. I think it’s just as beautiful as the first picture but the few tweaks added more drama and turned it into a beautiful portrait of a bride on her wedding day getting ready.
Once I saw it in color I wanted to give it an update B&W conversion. Below is the new B&W re-edit. This added the drama I was looking for. I think this is a classic picture of how beautiful Marla is and a great update to represent how I edit my pictures now. I’m happy with all four of the pictures and I would hang my hat on any one of them. When you are working with beautiful people you just can’t go wrong.
Here are the two B&W pictures side by side to get a better comparison.
Which of the four pictures do you like most?
Back on a beautiful August day, in a vineyard, I had the pleasure of photographing Jaime, Jimmy and their families and close friends. It was a great day for a wedding and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to photograph.
Special thanks to the wedding creative team who made this day awesome!
Wedding Location: Rosebank Winery
Wedding Dress: Bridal Sophisticate
Suits: Les Richards
Floral and Decor: The Pod Shop
Makeup: Ashley Leoncini
Hair: Jessica Pineda
Band: Lima Bean Riot
Ceremony Music: Stephen Kleiman
Jewelry Boutique: Olivia & Haney
Stationary: Janine Sutton Paper Planes Studio
Wedding Photography: Cecil E. Rudd
I had a great year with my photography and in life.
Here’s a sneak peek of a family shoot at the Curtis Arboretum. I loved meeting this little guy and his family. I had a blast photographing him and his parents. More to come!
One of the things I love about photography is that you can see your growth through your work. Every shutter click is a negative of what you’ve done and how good you’ve done it. 2012 was a fun year where I did a lot of personal work, learned a lot and posted very little of it. As 2013 approaches, my goal for the new year is to post more of my work. That’s it, simple. Here are some of my favorite pictures from 2012.
My favorite picture for the year. I got engaged!
I loved spending the afternoon with Haley. As if she wasn’t cute enough, she brought along some of her cousins. It all culminated in a fun, cute and perfect photo shoot.
Meet Jaime. Personal trainer.
She recently left her job to live her dream fulltime. After five minutes with her you’ll understand that this isn’t just a job for her, it’s a lifestyle.
We thought it would be fun to do a photo shoot down at the Philadelphia Art Museum, a place that’s become the unofficial public gym of Philadelphia. At any given time you will see someone running up the steps, either imitating Rocky or just using the steps and the surrounding trails for exercise.
It’s a great place to watch the city come alive.
With the weather starting to warm up, I plan on updating my Portfolio with the work I want to shoot so I can get the work I want to shoot. I found a model, Charles, who also wanted to up date his portfolio and these are a few selections from the shoot. The colors he picked for his outfit couldn’t have been better and added to the lifestyle feel of the shoot. I enjoyed working with Charles and hope to work with him again.
Today October decided to act like December and dump a Nor’easter on the Halloween weekend. Earlier in the day I braved the storm to get supplies to bake some Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread and photograph the outcome. The bread came out great and you can find the recipe over at Something Shiny Blog along with other recipes for the pumpkin dough.